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  • Chris Motionless from Motionless In White at Rock On The Range on 05.19.2017
  • Of Mice and Men at Rock On The Range on 05.19.2017
  • Synchronized handclaps at Rock On The Range on 05.19.2017
  • Beartooth's Caleb Shomo smiles at the crowd at Rock On The Range on 05.19.2017
  • The audience was temporarily cleared out due to inclement weather at Rock On The Range on 05.19.2017
  • A fan crowdsurfing at Rock On The Range on 05.19.2017
  • Sum 41 at Rock On The Range on 05.19.2017
  • Pierce The Veil's Mike Fuentes grooving at Rock On The Range on 05.19.2017
  • Vic Fuentes caught mid-riff during Pierce The Veil set at Rock On The Range on 05.19.2017
  • Ded vocalist at Rock On The Range on 05.20.2017
  • Coheed & Cambria at Rock On The Range on 05.20.2017
  • Coheed & Cambria dazzling the crowd at Rock On The Range on 05.20.2017
  • Alter Bridge playing at Rock On The Range on 05.20.2017
  • Attila vocalist interacts with the crowd at Rock On The Range on 05.20.2017
  • Fans raise their hand horns for Skillet's set at Rock On The Range on 05.20.2017
  • Skillet rocks the stage at Rock On The Range on 05.20.2017
  • Sylar drummer caught grooving at Rock On The Range on 05.20.2017
  • Sylar at Rock On The Range on 05.20.2017
  • Whitechapel at Rock On The Range on 05.20.2017
  • The Offspring at Rock On The Range on 05.20.2017
  • Starset's Dustin Bates at Rock On The Range on 05.20.2017
  • Even the staff is excited for Papa Roach to play!

Rock On The Range just wrapped their biggest year ever—experience rock history through these photos

May 31 2017, 4:00 PM EDT Editorial Intern

With a sellout crowd of 135,000 in attendance, 2017 marked the most successful run of Rock On The Range's 11-year timeline. The festival took place May 19, 20 and 21 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The weekend-long event started off with a few challenges; inclement weather forced several bands to perform later than scheduled, and the unexpected tragedy of Chris Cornell's passing left the entire music industry in a state of shock and grief. 

Read More: See previously unpublished photos of Chris Cornell from our 1999 cover shoot

However, music has the magical capability of shining a hopeful light on any situation. The tragic event quickly turned into a wonderful opportunity and several acts made some last-minute setlist changes to incorporate a tribute to the Soundgarden vocalist.  
This year's largest and most acclaimed rock festival in the U.S. featured 60 bands on three stages— including co-headliners Korn and Metallica, along with the Offspring, Volbeat, Primus, Bush, Live, Papa Roach, Seether, Coheed & Cambria, the Pretty Reckless, Taking Back Sunday, Pierce The Veil and many more.
 

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